Facebook Removed 5.4 Billion Fake Accounts This Year


Social networking platform Facebook has become quite aware of fake accounts. Facebook has removed 5.4 billion fake accounts from its platform this year. This information has been obtained through AFP (Agence France-Presse).

At the same time, a Reuters report said that Facebook removed 3.2 billion fake accounts from April to September. Talking about the old figures, during the same time last year, the company had removed 1.55 billion accounts.

Facebook has stated in its latest transparency report that we have improved the ability to create and identify fake accounts. This will help in dealing with fake accounts. With the help of the detection system, the company prevents millions of fake accounts from being created every day.

According to Facebook, fake accounts are those that are created in the name of an individual or institution that has nothing to do with reality. Social networks have invested heavily to find and remake fake accounts designed to deceive people. Especially in places where false news is spread about political or social agenda.

Facebook earlier reported that 2.2 billion fake accounts were removed in the first quarter of the year. At the same time, Facebook removed 1 billion fake accounts in the last quarter of 2018 and 583 million fake accounts in the first quarter of 2018. Many accounts were removed soon after they were created.

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